In pictures |  8 Popular Shooting Locations You Can Visit

Tourists and film buffs can combine their two interests by visiting the shooting locations of many films that mark the history of cinema.

The Daily Mail site has compiled a list of some of them.

Here are 8 popular shooting locations that you can visit:

Desire for happiness

There are two reasons why Salzburg, Austria is a favorite destination for music lovers.

First, it is the birthplace of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Later, the musical “La Mélodie du Bonheur” takes place in this city.


Also, more than 300,000 visitors travel through the Austrian city to follow in the footsteps of the von Trapp family.


Star Wars

If you like the desert landscapes of Tatooine’s fictional planet, check out Tunisia’s Nefta.

Here you can find many filming locations used in many films of the popular intergalactic saga, including the house where Luke Skywalker grew up.


The Shining

The film’s action may discourage you from staying at a hotel in Oregon, but it still attracts many ski enthusiasts.

In fact, Timberline Lodge offers luxury and snow slopes to its customers. About 2 million customers reside there every year.

However, note that only the exterior of the building was used in Stanley Kubrick’s famous film. The interior scenes were shot in studios in London.

Timberline Lodge

Mom I missed the flight

You may not be able to enter the McCallister family home, but many tourists like to stop by the famous residence in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka.

Many visitors try to imitate Kevin’s surprised expression and take photos of themselves in front of the residence.

Jurassic Park

You may not see dinosaurs, but a trip to Hawaii will give you the chance to visit many movie locations. Jurassic Park.

Kualoa Ranch, a popular destination for fans of the movie franchise, tops the list. It covers over 1600 hectares including mountains, valleys, tropical forests and beaches.

Authentic Hawaii Tours


Like Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery in the 1996 action film, you can visit the old prison of Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay.

When the last inmates left its walls in 1936, ​​the institution is part of the legacy of a California municipality that decided to open it for filming in order to pay for the upkeep and maintenance of the old prison.


Harry Potter

A guided tour of Warner Bros. Studios lets you visit the famous witch’s London studio if you agree to pay the price.

However, if you want to satisfy your Harry Potter obsession, a much cheaper option is available to you. Go to King’s Cross train station where young wizards arrive to pick up the Hogwarts Express.

In 2013, you could try to find site 9 3⁄4, as the future King Charles did.

lord of the rings

Many fans of Frodo and Bilbo decided to move to New Zealand to follow in the footsteps of the Fellowship of the Ring. Most of the exterior scenes were shot there.

If you are curious about Hobbits, you will definitely want to visit Matamata where you can visit the Hobbitburg and its unique style of small houses.

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